We Should Search for Life in Planetary Systems Unlike Our Solar System –“Sun-like Stars Only15% of All Stars in the Milky Way”

 

Sun-like stars represent just 15 per cent of all stars in the Milky Way. More than half of those, in turn, exist in binary star systems that have also been disregarded as being too different from the conditions present in the solar system. The search for Earth twins therefore covers a nearly insignificant fraction of all the outcomes in nature.

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From the X Files –“China’s Philosopher of Alien Civilizations Warns of First Contact”

 

The “appearance of this Other” might be imminent, warns China’s preeminent science-fiction author of The Three-Body Problem, and that it might result in our extinction. “Perhaps in ten thousand years, the starry sky that humankind gazes upon will remain empty and silent,” he writes in the postscript to one of his books. “But perhaps tomorrow we’ll wake up and find an alien spaceship the size of the Moon parked in orbit.”

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From the X Files: “FBI Still Silent”–Alien Conspiracy Theories Deepen Around National Solar Observatory, Recall 2012 Event

 

The National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico that caught the attention of the world when it was shut down on September 6 citing a “security issue” by FBI agents who reportedly swooped on the facility after arriving in Blackhawk helicopters, has asked for “patience” as it continues to be locked down. Members of the FBI, the Albuquerque Journal reported, were on the scene.

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From the X-Files –“Is the Pentagon Hiding UFOs in a Las Vegas Hangar?

 

“Disclosure has already occurred. Disclosure is not an event, it’s a process,” said Luis Elizondo, former head of a hitherto unknown government operation called the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP). “My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone.”

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“Spoiler Alert” –Space Scientists Predict the James Webb Space Telescope’s First Target for Alien Life

 

 

“Rather that simply recognizing that a planet hosts life, we may be able to say something about how the activities of its biosphere vary in space and time,” says astronomer Stephanie Olson.

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NASA Code ‘Red’ –“Holistic Search Needed for Evidence of Past and Present Life Elsewhere in the Universe”

To answer significant questions about planetary systems, such as whether our solar system is a rare phenomenon or if life exists on planets other than Earth, NASA should lead a large direct imaging mission – an advanced space telescope – capable of studying Earth-like exoplanets orbiting stars similar to the sun, says a new congressionally mandated report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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